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Noida quacks cash in on water-borne diseases
Our Correspondent

Noida, April 14
More than 50 new patients arriving daily in the government hospital alone are proof enough that viral and water-borne diseases have affected many sectors and rural clusters in Noida.

All these seem to have ushered in a boom time for the quacks in the areas. The qualified doctors have also started giving precautionary tips to people to protect themselves from these diseases.

The water works department of the Noida Authority, however, still persists in denying the impure water being supplied has anything to do with viral and diarrhoea cases seriously affecting the area. The authorities have yet to acknowledge that situation is serious in the area.

The doctors, however, feel that impure potable water and heaps of waste everywhere are the main cause of diseases threatening the health of the people, especially that of slum dwellers and the villagers.

Though the Noida Authority has started a cleanliness and sanitation campaign, patients from Harola and Barola areas continue to troop into hospitals and clinics.

According to Dr Somani of the government hospital in Sector 30, the number of diarrhoea patients has been on the rise for the past many days with an average of 50 patients visiting the government hospital alone.

The Chief Medical Officer, Dr R. C. Gaur, has already written a letter to the Noida Authority to take effective steps to stem diarrhoea and other viral diseases. Noida Authority’s R. S. Yadav, in charge of health services, however, says that the Noida Authority has undertaken cleanliness and sanitation campaign at an unprecedented scale for the first time.

Senior Project Engineer Hawa Singh Yadav claims that only chlorinated water is being supplied to residents in Noida and that authority officials were not pulling in different directions on health problems as commonly perceived.


Rise in diarrhoea cases in Ghaziabad
Our Correspondent

Ghaziabad, April 14
The number of patients with diarrhoea has increased steadily in the last couple of weeks. In last two days about a dozen diarrhoea patients have been admitted to the government hospital. The total number has touched more than 50 in the last 10 days.

It seems the Health Department has failed to evolve a concrete plan to control the viral and the waterborne disease in the city. According to available information, those rushed to hospital with acute cases of gastro-enteritis include Mehar, daughter of Naushad of Nand Gram, Sarita (45), Bhawani (60), Ramesh (18), Riya (5), daughter of Nazar Ali, a resident of Ajnar and Naina (6), daughter of Somveer.

According to information, the number of patients suffering from chicken pox, jaundice, diarrhoea, who have been admitted to the government hospital in serious condition has crossed 50. Reportedly, a number of patients have been admitted with similar cases to other hospitals in the district. It seems that no steps have been taken to control these diseases at the various health centers.

The Health Department officials say that they had been preoccupied with the pulse polio campaign up to 15 April and thus, could not plan out a strategy to fight these diseases.

Some doctors feel that if steps are not taken to control these diseases in time the situation may get out of hand.

Dr Deepak Mishra feels that Health Department, GDA and Nagar Nigam should coordinate their effort to supply chlorinated potable water to the people as a first step.

Moreover, sale of cut vegetables and exposed fruits and sub standard and unhygienic eatables should be banned with immediate effect.

However, the CMO, Dr M.P. Singh has claimed that the government hospitals and dispensaries are well stocked with all necessary medicines.

The Nagar Nigam, Nagar Palika Parished and Nagar Panchayats have been asked to supply chlorinated drinking water to the people, he said.

It is difficult to get the exact position on the case from the Health Department as their phones are always out of order.


Jasbir, Sanjeev sparkle for Navy
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, April 14
A sparkling knock of 81, laced with one six and seven fours, by Jasbir Singh and deadly bowling by right-arm leg-spinner Sanjeev Mishra (4 for 21) enabled Indian Navy, Mumbai defeat Gush Cricket Club by 102 runs in the Om Nath Sood Memorial Cricket Tournament at the Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce ground, Pitampura.

Former national umpire Des Raj presented the Pepsi man of the match award to Jasbir Singh.

Scores: Navy: 220 for 7 in 40 overs (Narinder Singh 47, Jasbir Singh 81, Yashpal Singh 29, Sachin Nadkarni 36, Arjun Juneja 4 for 52).

Gush Club: 118 for 8 in 40 overs (Ankur Julka 13, Abir Cavasa 20, Akhand Rathore 20, Nitin Punia 15, Vimit Shina 2 for 29, Sanjiv Mishra 4 for 21).

St. Marks enter semi-final

Deadly bowling by Dhruv (4 for 13) and half century by Tarun Nijhawan (9 n o, 8x4) helped St. Marks School, Janakpuri defeat Hansraj School, Punjabi Bagh by eight wickets in the second Pankaj Jain Under-14 Inter-School Cricket Tournament at the Bal Bharati School ground, Pitampura.

Scores: Hansraj School: 107 all out in 27.4 overs (Vishal Yadav 58, Mohit Sharma 44, Dhruv 4 for 13, Abhishek Sharma 2 for 18).

St. Marks School: 108 for 2 in 20 overs (Tarun Nijhawan 59 n o, Anshul Garg 34).

EXL beat Global Vantedge

EXL defeated Global Vantedge by eight wickets in the CallC Cup Cricket Tournament.

Scores: Global Vantedge: 145 all out in 25 overs (Amit Verma 25, Manan Vashisht 24, Gregory 2 for 12, Sidhant Saxena 2 for 16, Kunal Punj 2 for 12).

EXL: 146 for 2 in 15.4 overs (Himanshu Anand 77 n o, Gaurav Malik 26 n o, Kunal Punj 25, Girish Chugh 2 for 41).


Prem stretches Chowrasia
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, April 14
Prem of Delhi almost upset the apple cart of fifth-seeded Shiv Shankar Prasad Chowrasia in the opening round of the Rs 10 lakh prize money SRF All-India Matchplay Championship at the Delhi Golf Club course on Wednesday. Chowrasia, however, held on to his luck till the very end to emerge victorious in the 20th hole to thwart any major upset in the first round.

Prem, who had the honour of beating Jeev Milkha Singh in the opening round of the same tournament last year, was involved in a neck and neck battle with the experienced Chowrasia.

The game went to play-off after Chowrasia missed a three-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole, but he exacted his revenge with a birdie to win the 20th.

Top-seeded Ashok Kumar defeated D K Verma 5 and 4 while second seed Vijay Kumar got the better of Satbir Dhama, Arjun Singh triumphed over Hem Chand while four-time Order of Merit winner Mukesh Kumar prevailed over Minky Barbora.

Shiv Prakash outwitted Indrajit Bhalotia 7 and 6 in an interesting clash.

Amit Dube defeated Zai Kipgen 7 and 5 while Amritinder Singh of Chandigarh defeated Sheeraz Kalra of Lucknow. Amandeep Johl was stretched by Pritam Saikia of Noida before the former triumphed.


J N Golden take the measure of Hind Club
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, April 14
J N Golden defeated Hind Club by five wickets in an A-I Division match of the DDCA League at the University ground.

Scores: Hind Club: 193 for 6 in 35 overs (Manoj Kumar 41, Parminder Singh 35, Kunwarjeet Singh 35, Anuj Jain 3 for 23, Dinesh Dogra 2 for 27).

J N Golden: 196 for 5 in 35 overs (Hemant Singh 92, Uday Bhan 36, Sanjay Kumar 2 for 34).

K N Colts beat Young Association by 160 runs in an A-I Division match at the RSC ground. Scores: K N Colts: 216 for 9 in 40 overs (Bharat Dhoopar 60, Pradeep Yadav 52, Vikrant Dheer 45, Prem Khanna 2 for 30).

Young Association: 56 all out in 16 overs (Vivek Verma 5 for 24, Rahul Bharadwaj 2 for 13, Abhishek Mishra 2 for 20). Sarojini Nagar beat Life Insurance Corporation by 30 runs at the University ground.

Scores: Sarojini Nagarr: 196 for 9 in 35 overs (Man Sharma 58, Rakesh Jaitley 3 for 20, Dev Kumar 2 for 30, P K Soni 2 for 34). LIC: 166 all out in 32.4 overs (Vikas Kapoor 32, Puneet Anand 4 for 39, Kartikey Bhatia 2 for 35).

Kranti Star defeated Citizen Club by 13 runs in an A-I Division match at the Khalsa College ground.

Scores: Kranti Star: 150 all out in 30.2 overs (Rohan Gulati 48, Roshan Thapa 3 for 27, Dushyant Sharma 2 for 30). Citizen Club: 137 all out in 31.2 overs (Dushyant Sharma 26, Rohit Tuteja 3 for 7, Naval Singh 3 for 17, Saurav Saddi 3 for 22).

Golden Hawks defeated Darling Club by 55 runs in a Super A Division match of the DDCA League at the Yamuna Sports Complex ground.

Scores: Golden Hawks: 267 for 1 in 35 overs (Vivek Srivastava 107 n o, 7x4, 1x6; Vishal Sharma 90 n o, 7x4, 4x6; Kuldeep Rawat 69).

Darling Club: 212 for 8 in 35 overs (Rohan Rana 51, Vishal Kumar 37, Sushil Kumar 32 n o, Pradeep Maan 4 for 40).

Bright Club defeated Inborn by 54 runs in a Super A Division match at the Mohan Meakins ground.

Scores: Bright Club: 287 for 6 in 40 overs (Vivek Kumar 172 n o, Siddarth Kumar 32, Bharat Khurana 2 for 26). Inborn: 233 all out in 39.4 overs (Shawej Khan 49, Manu Kapoor 37, Deepak Rai 37, Krishan Soni 3 for 23).

Young Delhi beat Moulana Azad by six wickets in an A-II Division match at the University ground.

Scores: Moulana Azad: 207 for 6 in 35 overs (Mohd Naved 59, Moyd Yousuf 58, Syed Obaid 55 n o).

Young Delhi: 208 for 4 in 25.3 overs (Sanjay Kumar 74, Rajender Singh Dara 58 n o, Abdul Sattar 2 for 49).

Three Star beat Syndicate Bank by 64 runs in an A-II Division match at the Yamuna Sports Complex ground.

Scores: Three Star: 193 all out in 35 overs (Pushpender 83, Sandeep Kumar 3 for 31, Manoj Sharma 2 for 38).

Syndicate Bank: 129 all out in 30.3 overs (R. K. Sharma 31, Raj Goutam 4 for 16, S. Nishchal 3 for 19).

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